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,000 people and the president of the united states who want that speech to go off with sunny skies at that hour of the day, star-filled skies at any rate. in the next hour we'll be joined by two very important leaders in the united states congress, congressman elijah cummings and congressman chris van hollen both from the state of maryland. right now we joined by key delegate congress woman degette. good to have you with us. >> it's great being here. >> bill: your presence and your colleagues next hour reminds us that a lot of what the president wants to accomplish cannot be accomplished unless he has a democratic congress. >> that's right. a lot of the accomplishments we were talking about yesterday were achieved when it was democratic congress. after that it was the party of no. the republicans wouldn't even honor the [ inaudible ] of the united states. so a lot of us are saying, if you like what you're hearing, if you really think we need to move this country forward, then you need to elect 25 more democrats to the house, so we can keep the majority back and we
take on extreme importance. israeli prime minister warned the united states yesterday that if we don't set clear red lines that would determine when the united states would take military action against iran then he said quote, we have no moral right to say they can't bomb iran. he is really -- >> he has been very frustrated because he would like assurances from the united states where it gets to the point where they feel like they are in trouble -- he is more on the end of imminent is now. and president obama is not going to do that in a public or apparently in a private statement. what he said is exactly what he said, this idea about no moral right, and so -- last night, they had an hour-long phone call, the white house and to some extent the prime minister's office are trying to stamp down on this controversy. they understand there is not a security advantage to airing their dirty laundry. >> bill: we have heard there are definite lines, right, that if iran crosses those lines, we would use military force. but we haven't heard the specific line. i just wonde
nation's capitol. brought to you by the united stated steelworkers, north america's largest industrial union represents over a million active and retired members. their website check them out, usw.org. coming back in this country due in large part to the leader after the united states steelworkers. here is one of many times when mitt romney has said he would repeal obamacare. it was his number 1 promise in talking to bob sheafer just before the supreme court decision, which upheld, right-wing, supreme court john roberts in the lead -- upheld obamacare. mitt romney said what he would do with it. >> if i'm president, we're going to stop obamacare in its tracks. >> bill: well, that was yesterday. today he is saying we will keep parts of throw parts away. we're not sure which parts will stay and which will go. arnold in texas. hi, arnold. >> caller: hey bill how are you doing? >> bill: oh, it's our rovering ambassador. what do you say arnold. >> caller: first of all this was the greatest convention i have ever seen. >> bill: it was great fun. >> caller: my grandfather
new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> mr. obama laid out specific goals and proposals for his second term in office. touching on the economy education, medicare, veterans and making a powerful case that we are better off today than we were four years ago. the address beat out every single other convention speech on twitter. according to the web site, president obama had nearly 53,000 tweets per minute compare that to mitt romney's speech that got just 14,000 a minute. one other interesting note, this was the shortest acceptance speech we've heard from a presidential nominee in the last 36 years. mr. obama clocked in at 38 minutes and 23 seconds. according to research from c-span, the last person to go shorter than that was gerald ford and that was in 1976. bill clinton holds the record for the longest speech. he's coming in at about 65 minutes and that was back in 1996. more bill is coming up live from charlotte after the break. as always, we're hoping you will
crackers in the united states senate would have ever voted for it if the pressure had not come from martin luther king and others with the civil rights movement? no way! look at healthcare reform. president obama could have ever got than passed without pressure from nurses and seniors and consumer groups and activist and labor unions around the country. no way! the truth always is, these members of congress are so entrenched that you have to have that pressure from the outside and it was only by building that pressure from the outside on the inside that president obama is able to get the affordable care act passed and yes, it is going to be the same thing with campaign finance reform. do you think these dodos are ever going to vote on their own for campaign finance reform? no, it will take a major movement on the part of the american people and pressure and demands on the part of the american people to get congress to act. so, i don't know. what do you think about this? 1-866-55-press. republicans are trying to say this
from the united states capitol building. not much going on here in washington these days. if the president comes back in town, it is usually only to spend the night and then he's back on the campaign trail as he was yesterday in virginia. what a quinky dink. romney and obama both in ohio on the same day and both in virginia this week on the same day. do you think they're coordinating their schedules? maybe they ought to ride on the same bus. make things a lot easier, wouldn't it? we've got lots and lots to talk about here on the "full court press" today and lots you'll want to call about at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. peter ogborn and dan henning as always. team press here. >> happy friday. >> with cyprian bowlding on the cameras. >> nice to see you. >> bill: everything good. "saturday night live" had a lot of fun last night. they did a thursday special. they do this sometimes during presidential elections. and they've got this new guy who plays president obama. >> i like him. >>
, sadly adopted by the united states congress at the request of president bill clinton back in 1993 which said rather than just saying gays can open -- can serve openly in the military which is what we should have done and what clinton should have done, he was afraid of the pentagon, afraid of the generals probably could not get that passed in the congress to tell the truth at that time. so instead an open invitation for gays and lesbians to serve in the military. lgbt folks. he said here's what we're going to have. this policy, don't ask, don't tell. yes, you can serve as long as you never tell anybody you're gay. which was just dumb as hell! and it didn't work, of course. and a lot of really, really good people got thrown out of the military either because they refused to live a lie or because of the fact that somebody ratted on them, knew they had a girlfriend or boyfriend or whatever. ratted on them and they get thrown out and we lost a lot of people particularly a lot of people who spoke arabic and we were really
the united states. and reducing the amount of sugary drinks that we consume is the simplest diet change that we can make to help lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. >> bill: michael bloomberg said this is it. we get rid of the drinks, we'll all be healthier. he also said people will live longer. >> this is a single biggest step any city has ever taken to curb obesity. certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take. and we believe that it will help save lives. >> bill: save lives make people healthier. michael bloomberg says and besides, we don't want these big 32 ounce drinks because they're hard to carry. >> i don't know if you've ever had a 32 ounce cup. you would have a hard time carrying it. it's enormous. >> bill: well when you're four feet high -- [ laughter ] i guess i shouldn't make fun of michael bloomberg but he's not that tall. >> he himself is probably 32 ounces. >> bill: i think the idea -- you talk about how unhealthy they are and i get that. and all of that sugar and eve
. i get the spirit of it. >> not much change in the top selling beers in the united states. chicago-based market research firm similar symphony ri has bud light selling the most cases of beers in supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations for $5.4 billion in sales last year. but wiser coors light, miller lite and natural lite round out the top five. the closest brews of what could be considered a craft beer are yingling and blue moon at number 19 on that list. >> bill: that is all taken before the recipe of the white house beer was released. that having been released over the weekend -- >> stay tuned! >> bill: stay tuned. i think it is honey blonde, honey brown. there are three of them. honey brown honey blonde. i forget the third one. as soon as i get back to washington, i'm going to get that recipe. i'm determined to get my hands on a bottle of that beer. talk to all of my friends at the white house. as we said, here at the democratic national convention, expect a different kind of show. i think a much more
. crack that window. >> bill: why not open the door. hello? he wants to be president of the united states? >> that's a weird thing to say. >> bill: six year old, mommy why can't we open the window. okay. >> some people were saying, oh, it was clearly a joke. i'm not so sure. and even if it was a joke okay. it's a weird joke to make when you are talk about -- >> fire. >> -- fair and safety of the people you love in a public forum like that. >> bill: i have heard this three times. it doesn't sound like a joke. >> it doesn't sound like a joke. he just sounds like a doofus. >> bill: he is a doofus. neil king is going to be in as a friend of bill in the next hour. we'll be joined by eliot spitzer, and yes, everybody is talking football. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press" >> speaking of football vegas sports bookies were very busy following the blown call monday night. at least $500 million changed hands in the sports book close to a record for an nfl game. the one call made bookies rake in $250 million. betters lost $250 million instantly. vegas experts
the president of the united states is up to today. he's got one event on his schedule today. staying at a resort outside of charlotte, about 35 minutes out of town by the way. he will be working on his speech, rehearsing his speech and delivering his speech tonight here at the democratic national convention. more importantly, maybe what's coming up next hour together here, great line-up. congressman sandy levin from michigan will be here to give us a look at whether we're going to be able to keep michigan blue. should after all that president obama has done to save the auto industry there. dennis von roekel, head of the national education association will be joining us to talk about the republican war on teachers. and robby mook who is the executive director of the democratic congressional campaign committee to take a look at the chances of getting at least 25 -- picking up 25 new seats and keeping the -- bringing the house back to democratic control. we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪
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